Legally Blonde 2001

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Beverly Hills sorority queen Elle (Reese Witherspoon) is shocked when her boyfriend Warner (Matthew Davis) takes her out for a meal and then dumps her, saying that because he is about to attend Harvard Law School, he should now start dating a more serious-minded woman.

Starring:
Alanna Ubach, Victor Garber
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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Legally Blonde

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Product Details

Genres Teen & Young Adult, Comedy
Director Robert Luketic
Starring Alanna Ubach, Victor Garber
Supporting actors Ali Larter, Holland Taylor, Luke Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By no1filmaddict on 17 Oct 2004
Format: DVD
We all know the reutation that blondes have, and most of us have heard the jokes at some point, but i think that this film certainly puts all those to rest, and does in fact prove that blondes are not as dumb as some people might think.
Elle Wood is a happy, bubbly, fun-loving, not so dumb blonde who decides to study law at Harvard University in an attempt to win back her boyfriend who dumped her for somone more serious. At first she is given the cold shoulder by some of the snobby students for eing too dumb (and blonde) but with a burning passion to do well, she studies like mad and soon shows them a thing or two when she wins a murder trial.
Reese Witherspoon plays the sweet, fun-loving Elle, very well indeed and brings a chirpy light heartedness to the whole film which makes the audience warm to her immediately. Luke Wilson (the brother of Owen Wilson) plays Emmett Richmond the only person not to ingnore Elle when she arrives at Harvard. Selma Blair (who worked with Reece Witherspoon in 'Cruel Intentions') plays the very snobby new girlfriend of Warner, Vivian Kensington. Finally Matthew Davis plays the two faced bone head, Warner Huntington the third, who only wants a smart 'serious', and successful girl on his arm rather than one he loves. There are many more people in the film who were equally good in their roles, but i would be here all day.
As regards extras on this DVD, there are quite a few. Theres a featurette: The Hair That Ate Hollywood, a feature length audio commentry from the director Robert Luketic, several deleted scenes, and an original theatrical trailer. So theres plenty to keep the fans happy.
Although this film is of course about blondes and their intelligence, the thing that stuck me was that there was somthing much deeper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
Beverly Hills blonde Elle Woods seemingly has it all, the looks, the friends, the money and a wealthy boyfriend, Warner. But when she is dumped by her beau her world caves in. Jumping out of her depression she decides to follow Warner to Harvard Law School in the hope of winning him back. A complete fish out of water, Elle surprises everyone by proving to be a hit with her unorthodox, blonde methods.

A monster hit that took many by surprise {it made a staggering Worldwide profit of nearly $124 million}, Legally Blonde stars Reese Witherspoon {Elle}, Luke Wilson {Emmett}, Selma Blair {Vivian} and Matthew Davis {Warner}. It's directed by Robert Luketic and is adapted by Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith from Amanda Brown's novel.

Essentially a film that's outcome is never in doubt, Legally Blonde became the success it was on account of Witherspoon's impressive performance and the fact the writers never resort to dumb frat humour to get its laughs. Yes all characters are stereotypes, Elle and her friends are spoilt bubble-heads and the Harvard Law crowd are boorish stiffs. Yet once Elle gets to Harvard, in a blaze of shocking pink and with token Paris Hilton dog in tow, she proves to be resourceful. And the fact that she's very much alone, means she becomes a character the audience can quickly get on side with. Her solitude as she is shunned by the so called next generation law elite, only strengthens her resolve, and thanks to Witherspoon's engaging turn, we are with her all the way. Good support comes from Wilson and Blair, while Ali Larter adds some sexy spice as we get to the inevitable court room finale.

Simple without being stupid, Legally Blonde is an easy film to like and enjoy. 7/10
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Mar 2002
Format: VHS Tape
What a great little film. I rate this alongside other amiable comedies such as Liar Liar, 10 Things I Hate About You and Election as one of the most watchable, cliche-less, well acted and scripted comedies I have seen. It is not a classic film by any stretch of the imagination and it falls in the category of safe, formulaic comedies but it is certainly worth a watch, especially on video.
Reese Witherspoon is excellent, almost an antithesis of her character in Election, but playing the ditzy blonde par excellence, lending to her role so much heart that you really are won over by her despite the West Coast affectations that have marred so many teen comedies to date. This is NOT just another teen comedy. LB is a film that can be appreciated by anyone. It has little in the way of slapstick gags that made American Pie so accessible to younger teens and actually has a very clever (if formulaic) story with hundreds of little sub plots coming and going throughout. The relationship with her ex boyfriend's new fiancee is spot on, especially the way Elle endears herself to her by the end. The filibustering in the case she finally gets to defend is also inspired to a degree.
Yes, it is predictable and unbelievable but it does not pretend to be anything but an enjoyable hour and a half romp. All of the cast do superb jobs, the jokes are spot on (especially the catiness that exists between Elle and Veronica) and it actually makes you feel good, something that many, so-called, feel-good films do not. I will be buying it and watching it for a long time to come.
At last, amid all these many dire teen comedies comes a comedy that beats all the American Pies and Road Trips and Scary Movies that Hollywood can throw at us, hands down.
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